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Cavaliers prepare for title run

David Hoffman, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015

The return of Cleveland’s prodigal son has also marked the return of postseason basketball in this city as the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the NBA playoffs for the first time since the spring of 2010. Superstar Lebron James left for Miami after that season, returning somewhat unexpectedly to the...

Browns unveil new uniforms

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015

After over 40 minutes of what many fans considered nothing more than cheap ways to stall in order to fill out time, nine current Browns players walked out on stage. Each was draped in an all-orange warm up jacket that covered them top to bottom, only adding to the heavy layer of suspense that had been...

Is LeBron the MVP?

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

LeBron James is still, and has been for quite some time, the best basketball player on the planet. Even as the king has entered his 30s and has begun to exit his athletic prime, the widespread opinion amongst fans, basketball experts and players alike is that LBJ remains at a level that no other player...

Text-gate scandal penalties revealed

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015

Not too long ago, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that penalties against both the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons for separate investigations into violations against National Football League (NFL) rules were expected to be steep for both teams. Schefter reported that Atlanta piped fake crowd...

Browns having an up and down free agency

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2015

Although the NFL Free Agency is still relatively fresh, with months to go before it ends, the Cleveland Browns have already had an impactful free agency period. While they’ve gained a few different players at key positions, they’ve also lost plenty of young talent. Their first move addressed...

LeBron James: assist king

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015

On Tuesday night, LeBron James accomplished yet another historic feat, breaking Scottie Pippen’s record for most assists ever recorded by an NBA forward. James surpassed Pippen’s total of 6,135 assists in the second quarter against Detroit on a pass that led to a Kevin Love 3-pointer, giving James...

Jason Giambi calls it a career

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2015

Jason Giambi decided he had taken his last swing. On Monday Giambi called it quits after 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons and playing for four different clubs, his last being the Cleveland Indians. A five-time All-Star, Giambi is 44 years old and leaves the game with the reputation of being a big-time...

How to Get the Dawg Pound Barking Again

Joey Arko

February 13, 2015

The 2014 season for the Cleveland Browns was nothing short of tumultuous. Although they finished with their best record (7-9) since they went 10-6 in 2007, they managed to finish the season on an extremely low note. Not only did they lose their final five games, their QB situation heading into the 2016...

Defense wins Championships

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

Newsflash: The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing defense, and they’re doing it for the first time all season. They’ve also ripped off 11 straight wins, making them the hottest team in the NBA right now. Coincidence? The numbers provide an explanation. In their first 39 games, the Cavaliers were...

The stadium puzzle

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015

It is an ongoing saga in sports; not directly tied to wins and losses, nor tied to the players or coaches, but still woven into the fabric of each sport and tied to how the fan experiences the sport in question. The stadiums, ballparks and arenas in which each game is played have become landmarks in...

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